Gameplay Monthly writes: "GTA: Chinatown Wars: should you buy it? No question about it. If you're reading this review, then you likely already know the score with respect to what GTA is all about. You just want to know if it's up to par with the series' stamp of quality. It's not only up to specs, it improves upon the GTA "thing" in many fun ways. Forget your reservations about the pseudo-top-down perspective; it works amazingly well, and there are a slew of options that allow you to customize the experience to your liking. Buy it!"